Archive for October 2011

Purple sky!

31/10/2011

Good morning everyone, its still a bit chilly here in the park, but will hopefully heat up towards the end of the week! This will be our last blog for 4 days, we are currently on a photographic safari! Today we share with you a Secretary Bird at sunrise! Enjoy and see you at the […]

Black & White Friday – On Guard!!

28/10/2011

Good afternoon everyone, today I share with you one of my favourite animals in the park! The meerkat standing guard, which is called the “sentry”  makes peeping sounds when all is well. If the meerkat spots danger, it barks loudly or whistles. Enjoy your weekend and see you on monday! Can you see any little ones, […]

CHiT CHAT !

27/10/2011

Good morning everyone, sorry about not posting yesterday, but the internet was down! Today we have an Ant-eating Chat or Southern Anteater-chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora). The Ant-eating Chat is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Muscicapidae bird family group which includes birds such as Thrushes, Robins, Chats, Old World Flycatchers. This bird eats insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts […]

The little things!

25/10/2011

Good morning everyone. Sometimes one should look past the lions, leopards and other big predators, and try to see the little things! Today we share with you a giant Ground Gecko. The Giant ground gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer) has a big head with a short snout on a large, strong, cylindrical body. The tail is shorter than the […]

Close call!

24/10/2011

Morning everyone, hope you had a great weekend! The Cape Foxes are growing up fast, mom and dad are working hard to keep up with the little ones’s appetite! Mice mice and more mice! Yesterday morning a Lanner Falcon got too close for the father of the cubs, and he let him know straight away […]

Black & White Friday!

21/10/2011

Good morning everyone…We had a couple of cold nights, and had to take out the trusty heater! Today is a bit warmer (36°C), but tomorrow it will be a scorcher (40°C)!! Today I share with you one of the big boys of the north! Enjoy and see you on monday!    

Leopard update!

20/10/2011

Good morning everyone… Luna and the cubs disappeared about two months ago, and we only found her tracks 4 times in these two months, but without the cubs! We found her twice in the last week, but she is very skittish, also without cubs. We also found a new male in the area and that […]

Fox Heaven!

19/10/2011

Good morning everyone… Sorry about not posting the last week, but unfortunately the internet here in the bush is not that great! Uploading photos was impossible! The Cape foxes are everywhere at the moment and the little ones are playing early in the morning and late afternoon around the den area. It’s very entertaining watching […]

Snake snack!

12/10/2011

Good morning everyone…We bumped into a Tawny eagle with leftovers of a puff-adder in it’s claws yesterday! The snakes are out again, and the weather is getting scorching! yesterday was 38 degree Celsius! The Tawny Eagle’s diet is largely small mammals up to the size of a hare, snakes and birds up to the size of guinefowl! It […]

7 Little Wonders!

11/10/2011

Good afternoon everyone, the foxes’ total is 6! One hiding behind the mom! Today I share one of the little beauties of the park with their striking colours, the Red Headed Finch – Amadina erythrocephala. Males are easily distinguished from the females by the rust red head coloration and more colorful breast color. Juvenile males often fledge […]